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Blame game as Kenya hopes to dodge Olympics ban

Nairobi - Kenyan officials on Friday scrambled to work out what had gone wrong as the country faces a possible Olympics ban after being ruled non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz earns Jiu-Jitsu black belt Special

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz should not be messed with. He has just earned his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and chatted with Digital Journal about this achievement.

Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley talks new venture Special

Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley chatted with Digital Journal about being CEO of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA.

Review: Mark Schultz mind-blowing on 'Prince of Pennsylvania' documentary Special

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz stars in ESPN Films' "The Prince of Pennsylvania" documentary, and it is a compelling account.

Review: Mark Schultz' 'Foxcatcher' was 2014's best sports autobiography

Mark Schultz' "Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold" was, in my opinion, the best book by an athlete in 2014.

Remembering Dave Schultz: A tribute to a wrestling legend

19 years ago, on January 26, 1996, Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz passed away tragically. He was killed by millionaire John du Pont.

Olympian Mark Schultz: An exemplary athlete and American

Mark Schultz is a world champion in wrestling. He and his older brother, Dave, had won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games.

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.

Olympic gold medalist David Boudia talks diving and future plans Special

Basketball player and television analyst Rebecca Lobo once said, "Winning an Olympic gold medal is like nothing else." This quotation holds true for 2012 Olympic gold medalist David Boudia.

Russian cosmonauts may take Olympic torch on space walk from ISS

The Olympic torch has certainly made the rounds in its time, but now it's heading for a different location. A team of Russian cosmonauts plan to take the torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games into orbit, aboard the ISS.

Video: 'Bladerunner' Oscar Pistorius beats Arabian stud horse

Doha - In this amazing video, South Africa's "Bladerunner", Oscar Pistorius took on a new challenge on Wednesday, and it was the horse that came away with a long face.

Video: Stephan Feck's 'worst Olympic dive ever' goes viral

London - German diver Stephan Feck finished last in the preliminary round of the men's three-meter springboard diving contest at the London Olympics. Although, he came last and was eliminated from the competition, his performance earned him fame.

Minute’s silence for Israelis killed at 1972 Munich Olympics Special

Sydney - Jewish leaders observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the eleven Israeli athletes and coaches killed in Munich on 5 September 1972.

Video: Muslim shouts 'Allahu Akbar' — Tries to grab Olympic torch

Gravesend - A 17-year-old Muslim fanatic tries to grab the Olympic torch as it is carried along the A226, Rochester Road in Gravesend, Kent by Anna Skora from Lublin, Poland.

Ralph Lauren pledges US Olympic 2014 uniforms will be made in US

Ralph Lauren announced Friday that the uniforms it will make for the U.S. Olympic team's use at the opening and closing ceremonies of the the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will be made in the USA.

California city, known for Olympic training, faces bankruptcy

Crippled by a staggering legal judgment, a California town and resort area, a popular training destination for Olympic athletes, faces bankruptcy throwing the town's future into question.

Olympic champion horse Hickstead dies during competition

Verona - Hickstead, the horse Eric Lamaze rode to win individual and team medals at the 2008 Olympics, collapsed and died as he was leaving the ring during a World Cup event in Italy.

US Olympic athlete accused of urinating on child in airplane

An elite American Olympic athlete was detained by a flight crew during a cross-country flight after allegedly urinating on a young child.

Former Russian Olympic bear now living in rusty bus

Saint Petersburg - Katya, the bear who performed at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, has spent the last two years living in a cage in a rusty bus on the outskirts of St Petersburg.

FIFA firm on Iran women's Olympic soccer team hijab ban

Amman - FIFA is holding firm to the recent hijab ban that forced the Iranian women's soccer team to forfeit their qualifying matches against Jordan and Vietnam virtually ending their dreams for a berth in the 2012 Olympic games to be held in London.

Visiting Berlin's Olympic stadium Special

Berlin - A trip to the Olympiastadion in Berlin, the Olympic complex which hosted the Olympic Games in 1936 and the legendary performance of Jesse Owens.

Canada's Olympic Women's Hockey Team Takes Heat For Celebration

The International Olympic Committee will be investigating the incident last night of Canada's women's hockey players who later celebrated their win by drinking and smoking on the ice.

Olympic Gold for Canada in Ice Dancing

Vancouver - For the first time in Olympic history, a North American ice dancing team has won a gold medal, and they are Canadian. Tessa Virtue from London and Scott Moir from Ilderton, Ontario, soared to new heights tonight at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.

US Olympic Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Seriously Injured

Kevin Pearce, 22, is in critical condition at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City after a training accident Thursday. Pearch sustained a head injury when he hit a halfpipe.

Olympic flame now in London, Ontario Special

The arrival of the Olympic torch in London, Ontario, brings with it a story of love, and highlights a father's devotion to his late son's memory.

Marion Jones Medals to be Reallocated

After nine years the IOC are ready to reallocate the medals taken from disgraced Olympian Marion Jones after doping scandal.

Sidney Crosby to carry Olympic torch

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby, will carry the Olympic torch in his home province of Nova Scotia next month.

2010 Olympic medal design revealed Thursday

The new design for the 2010 Winter Olympic medals was unveiled Thursday morning. The new design was created by Canadian aboriginal artist Corrine Hunt.

The Evolution Of The Olympic Athlete: From Lean To Muscled

Those rippling pectorals and bubbling abdominals haven't always been a part of the Olympic athlete's physique. The question is not have their bodies changed over the years but how are they doing it.

British Journalist Allegedly Beaten by Beijing Police, Violating Free Speech Promise

British journalist John Ray of ITN says he was assaulted by Beijing police today while covering a Tibet demonstration near the main Olympic Sporting Complex. He suffered cuts and bruises after being slammed to the ground and thrown into a van.
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